Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Kinsman, North Kinsman, NH
Trails: Reel Brook Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, Mt. Kinsman Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, October 28, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots of spots at Mt Kinsman Trail and at Reel Brook. We parked in the lot right before the washout on Reel Brook Road. There are some huge puddles on Reel Brook Road, but it was fine when I took it slow 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All the water crossings were manageable, with an accidental toe touch here and there 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There has clearly been some work done on these trails for which I am grateful. Thank you maintainers and trail crews! There are a handful of step overs and duck unders, all do-able 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: We met Sunshine on the trail right at the turn off to the parking lot on Mt Kinsman Trail. Had a lovely chat with his human. Nice to meet you both! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: There are some items hanging from the Mt Kinsman Trail sign 
Comments: A gorgeous day for our Kinsmans hike! We dropped a car at the Mt Kinsman Trail lot and drove down to Reel Brook Road. Had a short walk to the trailhead for the fun to begin! Reel Brook is covered with leaves, but there weren’t many obstacles hidden underneath. It’s a beautiful trail that follows the Brook for what feels like miles and miles. Lots of mud and standing water on the trail at the upper end. The KRT/AT was also amazing. Lots of mud and water, but nothing we couldn’t avoid. Well, until I couldn’t avoid it after all. Changed into my waterprooof socks before the big climb begins after the cascades. The climb is tough and worth it for the views. There was a thin layer of ice between the Kinsmans, and then between North Kinsman and the Mt Kinsman Trail. Made some parts slippery, but we hiked with care and made it through. MKT had a lot of water on the upper part. By this time we were laughing at it and splashing through. By the time we got to Bald Peak it had dried up. Again, lots of leaves with a few ankle twisters, but nothing serious and it was worth the occasional oof.  
Name: Hiker 5e 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-10-29 
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